About six or seven weeks ago a pair of hermanas gave a pass-along card to a woman they met on the street. Three weeks later, she called them and said she would like to visit and learn more. Last Saturday she was baptized. Tomorrow she joins other ward members for a trip to the Madrid Temple where she will participate in baptisms!
I received a note from one of our branch presidents (in a mission district) that a member of his branch who lives on the island of Ibiza is traveling to Columbia to visit family in July and would like to get a temple recommend so that she can receive her endowment at Bogota Columbia Temple. This is the same sister that telephoned Elder Brian on his birthday in late 2009 asking to be baptized that week while she was in town (we have no missionaries on the island of Ibiza where she lives). She was baptized, returned to Ibiza, has met faithfully each Sunday with our handful of members there (it is not an organized branch but a small group that meets in a member's apartment).
It is always exciting to see these miracle baptisms prepare for and take the next big step in their life by going to the temple!
The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca
The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.